WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, 3D eyebrows, or feathering, is a form of permanent makeup that artistically enhances the overall appearance of the eyebrow to mimic natural-looking hair.
Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists manually apply each hair stroke into the superficial layers of the skin using a sterile and disposable handheld tool comprising of 6-14 ultra-fine needles. The technique uses color pigment formulated to match your original eyebrow shade and blends perfectly into your natural eyebrows once healed.
The results are a realistic, natural, fuller looking eyebrows.
Your eyebrow transformation is not completed until after the complimentary touch-up appointment. Your touch-up appointment will be scheduled for approximately 8-12 weeks after your initial appointment. This allows enough time for the pigment in the epidermis to properly heal so we can assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary.
Results vary per person and can only be determined once the skin has fully healed. The pigment will lighten 10-50% during the healing process and certain hair strokes may completely disappear and seem patchy. This is completely normal and the reason for the touch-up. Skin cells also turn over more frequently on oilier skin types causing the color to fade quicker than drier skin types. Those with oilier skin types may require more frequent touch ups or consider Ombré Brows.
Microbladed eyebrows will fade over time and an annual Color Boost is recommended to keep them looking fresh. Every client retains pigment differently based on skin type, age, sun exposure, daily routine, etc. The results will typically last between 9 months to 24 months and there may be traces of pigment in the skin for up to 5 years.
IS MICROBLADING FOR YOU?
Microblading is ideal for client's with sparse brow hair looking to restore the appearance of natural-looking hair in their brows.
This technique is an excellent option for anyone suffering from alopecia, trichotillomania or any other condition that causes hair loss, as well as those who simply aren’t pleased with their eyebrows.
We do not recommend microblading for the following:
THOSE PRONE TO KELOIDS OR POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPO-PIGMENTATION
Unfortunately, since microblading involves opening the skin, it is our policy not to work with these conditions.
IF YOU HAVE A TRANSMITTABLE BLOOD DISEASE SUCH AS HIV OR HEPATITIS
Again, to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens, we do not work with these conditions.
IF YOU'VE HAD JUVEDERM, BOTOX, OR OTHER FILLERS IN THAT AREA
If you use any of the following, it should be performed 2 weeks prior to or 2 weeks after your microblading appointment.
PATIENTS UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY
Although microblading is great for restoring eyebrows, we recommend microblading prior to your treatment and require a doctor’s note for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.
IF YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF SKIN CONDITION ON OR NEAR YOUR EYEBROWS
Including eczema, shingles, rashes, etc.
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING
We do not perform microblading during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This is the policy for most permanent makeup artists.
IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY HAD COSMETIC/LASER TATTOO REMOVAL IN THE EYEBROW AREA
You must wait at least 8 weeks after removal to have permanent makeup done in the eyebrow area.
THOSE WITH DARK PRE-EXISITING EYEBROW TATTOOS
The tattoo/permanent makeup must be light enough for us to re-work. If you have a previous eyebrow tattoo, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a picture of your eyebrows with no makeup, so we can evaluate.
THOSE WITH ALLERGIES TO ALCOHOL OR NUMBING AGENTS
If you think you might have an allergy to our pigment, anesthetic, or alcohol, then you may have a reaction to our work.
ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. MICROBLADING IS FOR ADULTS ONLY!
We do not recommend microblading for anyone under the age of 18. It is our policy at Campbell Nicole Microblading not to work with children, even with a consent form.
If you are on any of these medications, microblading and permanent makeup are not recommended:
Dipyridamole (Persantine Coumadin Pradaxia (dibigatran)